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Recycled material exports trend upward in April

The post Recycled material exports trend upward in April appeared first on Resource Recycling News. U.S. recovered paper and plastic exports each grew slightly in April, hitting their largest monthly volumes so far in 2019. The U.S. Census Bureau this month released figures charting exports of recovered paper and plastic in April. Resource Recycling previously … Continue Reading The post Recycled material exports trend upward in April appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Vermont passes sweeping single-use plastics ban

The post Vermont passes sweeping single-use plastics ban appeared first on Resource Recycling News. With an overwhelming number of votes in favor, Vermont lawmakers have sent the governor a bill banning plastic bags, expanded polystyrene food service containers and plastic stir sticks. S.113 also creates a working group to explore ways to improve management … Continue Reading The post Vermont passes sweeping single-use plastics ban appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Basel changes may have ‘bigger impact’ than China ban

The post Basel changes may have ‘bigger impact’ than China ban appeared first on Resource Recycling News. The move last week by 187 governments to alter a global waste treaty will mean further uncertainty for U.S. scrap plastic exports. Major plastics-related changes to the Basel Convention, first proposed by the government of Norway last year, were approved … Continue Reading The post Basel changes may have ‘bigger impact’ than China ban appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Statewide polystyrene ban passes in Maine

The post Statewide polystyrene ban passes in Maine appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Maine lawmakers approved the first statewide prohibition on polystyrene foodservice packaging last week. The plastics industry quickly criticized the move. Single-use polystyrene foodservice packaging, including take-out containers and service ware, will be banned across Maine beginning in January 2021. The … Continue Reading The post Statewide polystyrene ban passes in Maine appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Recycled plastic draws focus in California

The post Recycled plastic draws focus in California appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Legislation requiring 100 percent post-consumer plastic in beverage containers is gaining traction in California. Meanwhile, recently released data shows recycled plastic usage remains relatively low in the state’s bottling industry. Under Assembly Bill 792, beverage containers would be subject to … Continue Reading The post Recycled plastic draws focus in California appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

January saw flat paper exports but lower plastic volume

China consumed more U.S.-generated scrap fiber than any other country in January. Meanwhile, on the plastics side, U.S. exports hit a 14-year low. 14-year low for plastics Overall, the U.S. exported 121.5 million pounds of scrap plastic in January. That’s … Continue Reading The post January saw flat paper exports but lower plastic volume appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

ISRI2019 touches on municipal recycling trends

The post ISRI2019 touches on municipal recycling trends appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Stakeholders from a variety of recycling industry sectors convened for the annual ISRI2019 convention last week. Here are some takeaways from the residential recycling portion of the event. The Residential Recycling Summit, hosted by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries … Continue Reading The post ISRI2019 touches on municipal recycling trends appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Plastic bottle recycling has another ‘difficult year’

The amount of plastic bottles collected for recycling continued to decrease in the U.S. in 2017, contributing to the third straight year of a declining recycling rate. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) on … Continue Reading The post Plastic bottle recycling has another ‘difficult year’ appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Phoenix eyes local outlet for mixed plastics

A major southwest city is looking to develop a facility that will process the city’s mixed plastics stream through plastics-to-fuel or mechanical recycling. It has received three proposals. Launched as part of the city’s Reimagine Phoenix initiative that seeks to … Continue Reading The post Phoenix eyes local outlet for mixed plastics appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...
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